Monday, April 15, 2019 Stop the extraordinary rendition of Julian Assange!
The proceedings in the days since Assange's arrest show the type of treatment he will receive in any legal proceeding. Assange has been sent to Belmarsh, a maximum security prison for terrorists and other high-risk detainees, where half of all prisoners are allowed to leave their cells for only two hours a week. There is no question that Assange will be denied the right to a fair trial in the US.
Monday, June 18, 2018 Five die fleeing US immigration police as children spend Father's Day in jail
Initial demonstrations across the country are a positive sign that millions are horrified by the American immigration Gestapo. But opposition to the attack on immigrants must be based on opposition to both the Democratic and Republican factions of the ruling class and the capitalist system as a whole.
(3 comments) Saturday, April 7, 2018 Trump orders indefinite detention of immigrants at border as troop deployment looms
The administration is giving asylum officers tacit orders to deny the vast majority of worthy asylum applications and ensure the broadest possible deportation. During credible fear interviews, officers routinely commit fraud, make up testimony, destroy immigrants' documents and belongings, and force them to sign paperwork they have not read.
(1 comments) Monday, October 23, 2017 Bannon attacks Bush and McCain, highlighting crisis within Republican Party
Bannon hopes to build a political bridge between the far right and the Republican Party's wealthy donors. And he hopes to drive a wedge between the so-called establishment section of the party and its financial and fundamentalist backers. In this way, he can either isolate and purge the pro-McConnell and neo-conservative elements or win sufficient support to justify breaking with the Republicans to found a third party.
(1 comments) Sunday, July 30, 2017 Embattled Trump plays homophobia card to strengthen his fascistic base
Genuine democracy can be achieved only by abolishing capitalism, the system of economic relations that gives rise to political reaction in all its interrelated manifestations. Only on the basis of the unity of the working class in the struggle for socialism can democratic rights be won and preserved.